Irving Rothman: The Barber In Modern Jewish Culture

Dr. Rothman‘s book The Barber In Modern Jewish Culture: A Genre of People, Places, and Things, With Illustrations is already out of in print.
Here’s Dr. Rothman on YouTube:

Back in 1988 I did a little bit of research on “barbers in literature” for Dr. Rothman. I really enjoyed his classes – his Eighteenth Century Lit starring Samuel Johnson, and his Nobel Prize Winners in Lit class starring (for me) Garcia Marquez.
Back in the 80s it wasn’t uncommon to see Donald Barthelme, Rosellen Brown, Ntozake Shange, and Edward Hirsch all walking around on campus. Those were the days of Homer Noodleman

One Reply to “Irving Rothman: The Barber In Modern Jewish Culture”

  1. Dear Chris,

    Thank you for noting my book in your website. Your work proved profitable with entries in the Bulletin of Bibliography, Vol. 51, no. 4 (December 1994): 327-339) and Vol. 55 (June 1998): 101-121.

    However, the anthology I have published entitled The Barber in Modern Jewish Culture> (2008) is, as far as I know still in print. I am not sure where you got your information.


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